THE SOPHOMORES ran well at the 2022 Coaches Invitational in Wrentham over the weekend. The Warriors took 2nd overall as a team and had multiple runners medal including, from left to right, Marcello Caruso (9th), Ethan Mezikofsky (16th), Aidan Martin (30th), Brody Wyatt (21st) and Jacob Ciriello (13th). (Courtesy Photo)
Wakefield competes in state meet this Saturday
WRENTHAM — Over the weekend, some of the Wakefield High boys’ cross country team members headed back to Wrentham to compete one last time before closing out their season. Many medals were earned as well.
Sophomore Andrew Nett ran a great race against upperclassmen in the Junior and Senior 5K race. He placed 26th in the race with a time of 17:44 earning one of the top 30 medals out of 238 runners. The performance secured him a spot on the Varsity lineup for the State meet next week where seven Warriors will toe the line.
The Sophomores had a strong showing and placed 2nd as a team. Five medals were won with those individuals finishing in the top 30. Marcello Caruso was 9th in a time of 18:32. Jacob Ciriello was 13th in 18:41. Ethan Mezikofsky was 16th in 18:58. Brody Wyatt was 21st in 19:07. Aidan Martin was 30th in a time of 19:39 to grab the last medal.
The Freshmen ran well despite not having enough runners to score as a team in the 3K. JP Casey ran a big pr to place 6th in a time of 11:04. David Rocca earned a medal placing 19th in 11:24. Aidan Burd also medaled with over a minute PR of 11:30. Ryan Paige took a full minute off his previous run on the same course placing 68th in 12:45.
This Saturday, the Warriors travel to Westfield for the State Divisional Championship at Stanley Park. There will be 30 teams competing in the 2A race along with the Warriors as well as league rival Burlington. The division is determined strictly by school size.
Seniors Leith Jones and Ben Stratton, juniors Mike Arria and Ollie Polster and sophomores Brandon Nett, Andrew Nett and George Palmer have earned their spot.
To be competitive, the Warriors will need their top five to place high in the race as the lower the score the better.
An average of mid-16 minutes for 5K is possible for the Warriors and would make them very competitive.